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Industry & Academia Integration

Industry leaders and academic experts discuss the importance of a strong collaboration between the industry sector and academia in terms of advanced analytics. A goal of academia is to educate the workforce with multiple levels of expertise (from technicians to Ph.D.s) and the role of industry is to leverage the workforce (while providing continued on-the-job training) to generate value using analytics while ensuring its sustainability in the long-run. In this track, leaders and experts from both sides will share their experiences and provide their approaches to ensure successful collaborative experiences that achieve the objectives of both sides.

Keeping it Real: The Benefits and Challenges of Academic/Industry Collaboration in Analytics

Speaker: Jeffrey Camm, Inmar Presidential Chair in Analytics at Wake Forest University School of Business